National: Communique by the EPR regarding the dissolution of the COMED

On 6 November, the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Popular Democratic Party (CC-PDPR) and the General Command of the Revolutionary People’s Army (CG-EPR) released a communique having to do with the recent dissolution of the Commission for Mediation (COMED) betwen the EPR and the federal government, following from the failure to find the whereabouts of EPR militants Edmundo Reyes Amaya and Gabriel Alberto Cruz Sánchez, both of whom have been forcibly disappeared since 25 May 2007, in Oaxaca City.  These organizations note that their disappearances form part of a “counter-insurgent move toward ‘social cleansing.'”  They thanked the COMED and organized peoples who denounced “this type of Statist barbarism,” and they continue to demand the appearance of their comrades.  They affirm that “the Commission for Mediation confronted institutional violence that characterized authoritarian regimes.  Also, like us, at all times they confronted censorship and self-censorship from the media, which do not take note if there is not shots fired or bloodshed.  For this reason they do not give a voice to our disappeared, nor to their relatives, much less to those who courageously struggle on their behalf.”  Finally, they warned that “the only party responsible for the course of events will be the Mexican State and its administrators.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Amenaza el EPR con retomar las armas (Proceso, 7 de noviembre de 2012)

Comunicado del EPR ante la disolución de la Comisión de Mediación/ Kaos en la Red (6 de noviembre de 2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

National: Disolution of the Commission for Mediation between the EPR and the federal government (12 October 2012)

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